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How to Watch the 2020 NBA Playoffs Live Online Without Cable

The 2020 NBA Playoffs start on Monday and it’s simple to watch the games if you’re a cord-cutter. There are now 6 services that offer NBA Playoff games, most of which you can try for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.

While most games throughout the NBA Playoffs will air on ESPN, TNT, and ABC — the first round will also see three games on NBA TV.

In your local market, during the first round team will also be broadcast on your local RSN like Fox Sports Sun (Miami Heat), NBC Sports Boston (Boston Celtics) and YES Network (Brooklyn Nets). There are no local blackouts of telecasts in most markets — meaning you can choose to watch either the local broadcast or national one on ESPN/TNT.

While most Live TV Streaming Services can stream the games, Sling TV has a special promotion where you can get Sling Orange (which includes games on ESPN, TNT, and ABC) for just $20 a month for your first month.

While Sling TV doesn’t carry ABC, all games that air on ABC will also air on ESPN3, which is part of Sling Orange.

How to Stream NBA Playoff Games on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, & Mobile

There are five major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. These allow you to watch NBA Playoff games live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.

This is the best option for fans that want to watch their local channels (ABC), Regional Sports Networks, as well as nationally televised games on cable networks like ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.

Top Picks

Sling TV

Price: $20
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ESPN3 (simulcast ABC games), NBA TV (+$10)


Price: $55
Includes: ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBATV & Local RSN

How to Stream 2020 NBA Playoffs Nationally

Most Live TV Streaming Services offer ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV, and your local RSN. For games that will be broadcast on ABC, they will also simulcast the telecasts on ESPN3 which is available most services.

There are now five services that offer NBA Playoffs games, most of which you can try for free with a 7-Day Free Trial.

fuboTV Hulu Sling TV AT&T NOW YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Sign Up Sign Up
64,99 USD 64,99 USD 35 USD 35 USD 54,99 USD 64,99 USD
ABC - -
NBA TV ^ 11 USD - ^ 11 USD ^ 11 USD -
ESPN3 - - -

How to Stream 2020 NBA Playoffs on Your Local RSN

Fans of most NBA Playoff teams can stream their local RSN with a Live TV Streaming Service.

While Denver Nuggets (Altitude) are not available, streamers can watch their first round games on ESPN/TNT without a local blackout.

Your best option for most teams is Hulu Live TV, since they are the least expensive service ($55) with Fox Sports RSNs, NBC Sports RSNs, TNT, ESPN. They are the only service under $80 with YES Network (Brooklyn Nets) and [Fox Sports Prime Ticket ] (LA Clippers).

However, for certain teams, you will need another service.:

  • For the Houston Rockets on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, your least your least expensive option is fuboTV ($60)
  • For the Los Angeles Lakers (Spectrum Sportsnet) and Utah Jazz (AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain), the only option is AT&T TV NOW Max Tier ($80)


2019 NBA Playoffs TV Schedule


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